- Manufacturer: Milestone (+44 (0) 1332 8693803)
- Product:Milestone Native
- Type:Video Management Software
|GetConfig (Standard)||GetConfig Alarms||GetConfig Associated Cameras||Live||Playback||PTZ||Presets||
|Audio Transmit||Relays||Alarms||Post Alm Rec||Ecare|
|XProtect Advanced VMS|
|XProtect Professional VMS|
|Express +||This has not undergone the Sureview integration QA and certification process, however manufacturer states this system is compatible|
|+||This has not undergone the Sureview integration QA and certification process, however manufacturer states this system is compatible|
|Milestone Husky NVR|
|Husky M10||Not Supported|
|Husky M20||This has not undergone the Sureview integration QA and certification process, however manufacturer states this system is compatible|
Components and Communication
|Component||Location||Outgoing communication||Incoming communication|
|Milestone Router Service||Milestone Server||443 TCP to Receiver Service||443 TCP from Device Plugin|
|Milestone Receiver Service||Sureview Device Server||N/A||443 TCP from Router Service|
|Milestone Device Plugin||Sureview Device Server||443 TCP to Router Service||N/A|
|Sureview Server||Milestone Server||80 TCP (HTTP)
443 TCP (HTTPS)
|For video connections between Sureview and the Milestone software|
|Sureview Server||Milestone Server||1237 TCP||For alarm connections between Sureview and the Milestone software|
|Sureview Server||Milestone Server||7563 TCP||Data Transmission Port|
|Sureview Server||Milestone Server (Corporate)||22331 TCP||For alarm connections between Sureview and the Milestone Corporate software|
The following are the steps required to configured this system to work with the Sureview.
Before you begin
Before you configure your Milestone system to work with Sureview make sure you have the following:
- A fully licensed Milestone server.
- An Sureview server running Device Server Service v126.96.36.199.
- An Sureview server running Sureview Web v188.8.131.52 or newer.
- Continuous Camera Recording.
- You must be able to load the XML page (it must contain data & not be blank)
Milestone Continuous Camera Recording
Navigate to the camera to record 'Devices -> Camera 1 (camera name)'. Select the record tab and ensure that the "Recording" checkbox is selected:
Please note that all alarms received from the Milestone Enterprise are in UTC format. The means that the Device Time that appears in Sureview (in the event details) will be UTC.
Milestone Enterprise AlarmsGo to 'Events and Output' -> Go to Hardware lnput Events -> Right Click and Select 'Add New Input Event'
After making all the changes, click on the below button (which is on the top left corner) to save and apply all the changes (or close the client application to save and apply changes).
Milestone Corporate External Alarms
The following are the steps required to configured this integration in the Sureview interface.
Before you begin
Before you configure Sureview to work with Milestone make sure you have the following:
- Open ports on your Sureview server
- Username and password of your Milestone account
- Playback requires continuous recording to be setup on the Milestone device.
- If using Basic Authentication you must enter authmode=basic; into the Authentication and Cameras field prior to Get Config
- Basic Authentication must use a HTTPS connection (port 443 by default)
Details for the following are listed below.
Device Setup - GetConfig
|Host||The external IP address of the device provided by the installer|
|Port||The web port for the Milestone software. (Default 80)|
|Username||Your Milestone username (See image below)|
|Password||Your Milestone password (See image below)|
|Authentication and Cameras||Any configuration parameters you wish to include. (See parameters section for more detail)|
The image above shows the login page for the Milestone management client, you must use the same credentials in Sureview as you would use here.
Site Syncing will allow for Sureview to automatically get the configuration from your Milestone server and add it into Sureview.
Go to Sync Setup, Sync Systems, Add the Sync System. Adding the device is the same as mentioned in device setup.
Name of your sync system
The type of Milestone Server you would like to sync.
The external address of the server.
The web port for the Milestone software. (Default 80)
|Your Milestone username.|
|Your Milestone password.|
Authentication & Cameras
|The authentication mode will need set here (See parameters section for more detail).|
Once the device has been added to Site Syncing you will need to Go to Setup, Edit Sites, Device, Location, Edit Details, Site Syncing, Add Sync Settings. In the Identifier field enter the details based on what you want to sync. Parameters can be found below.
Extra Value / Parameters / Authentication & Cameras
Extra value text is used to provide parameter suggestions for notification sending notification through site monitor and creating notification templates. Parameters are then used as flags to enable or disabled functionality when sending a notification.
The extra value parameters supported by Sureview are displayed in the table below.
Extra Value Text
|Engine Name Syncing/GetConfig||
|Device Prefix Syncing/GetConfig||
Prefix=(Device Name Prefix);
|Device Group Syncing/GetConfig||DeviceGroup=(Device Group Name);||
Alarm Prefix Syncing/ GetConfig
AlarmPrefix=(Alarm Name Prefix)
AlarmPrefix=Alarm Number *;
|Use Camera Host||
|Engine Name Syncing/GetConfig|
|Description||Milestone engines can be synced using their name as found in Milestone. Multiple engines are NOT currently supported. Engines can be found in Milestone as “Recording Servers”.|
|Instructions (Get Config)||
Find the recording server within Milestone that you would like to import and simply use its name with this option within the Server ExtraValue.
|Instructions (Sync)||Find the recording server within Milestone that you would like to sync and simply use its name with this option within the SyncIdentifier.|
|Device Prefix Syncing/GetConfig|
Sureview allows you to sync all devices across all engines with a specific prefix name.
|Instructions (Get Config)||Enter the prefix of the device name which you would like to import. This will import all devices which contain given prefix in every engine on the Server.|
|Instructions (Sync)||Enter the prefix of the device name which you would like to sync. This will sync across all engines which contain devices with the given prefix.|
|Device Group Syncing/GetConfig|
|Description||Sureview can sync from the Device Group from within Milestone. Device groups can be found in Milestone under “Devices”. The image below shows the camera device groups.|
|Instructions (Get Config)||Sureview can sync on one or multiple Device Groups. Multiple device groups can be imported by comma separating them in the Server ExtraValue. If you import a parent device group all sub device groups will be synced also.|
|Instructions (Sync)||Sureview can sync on one or multiple Device Groups. Multiple device groups can be synced by comma separating them in the SyncIdentifier. If you sync on a parent device group all sub device groups will be synced also.|
|Alarm Prefix Syncing/GetConfig|
|Description||It is possible to sync the events within Milestone, this will attempt to match the prefix value to any Milestone Event names. An example of where these can be found is shown in the image below.|
|Instructions (Get Config)||
Enter the prefix of which you would like to import into the Server ExtraValue. You can use the wildcard character (*) in here to bypass any unknown characters.
If no AlarmPrefix is entered into the extra value then no external events will be added to Sureview.
Enter the prefix of which you would like to sync into the SyncIdentifier. You can use the wildcard character (*) in here to bypass any unknown characters
If no AlarmPrefix is entered into the sync identifier then no external events will be added to Sureview.
AlarmPrefix=Arran * cam;
Note: Milestone events will not trigger in Sureview if they are not assigned to an alarm in Milestone. You can achieve this by following this guide.
The Milestone Native integration uses a dedicated service to receive alarms from Milestone servers. The service needed for alarm support is the Milestone Native Receiver. The receiver service uses (by default) TCP ports 1237(Professional/Enterprise) and 22331(Corporate) to maintain a constant connection to the server, this allows the service to receive alarms from milestone as they are raised.
There is an option to disable alarm auto-acknowledgement within the alarm receiver. This will stop the receiver from automatically taking the alarm from the Milestone XProtect smart client and allows you to manage the alarms from there. This is configurable in the Milestone native receiver config file.
Milestone Receiver Health Check
Milestone can GetConfig but not connect to live
It is possible to setup cameras in the Milestone software without a associated NAT address, because of this the situation can occur where the cameras hostname is local and therefore inaccessible from an external/different server. To resolve the you can set Sureview to connect to the cameras based on the servers ip address rather than the cameras hostname.
To invoke this setting simply add the following to the Authentication and Cameras field of the device:
If you are running multiple Milestone servers you may need to open the web port between these servers. By Default this is port 80
Relay On/Off is not working
The milestone native integration only supports relay pulse. If the Sureview device you are using is setup to use on|off functionality you can switch it to pulse in the sites setup.
Milestone Enterprise and Professional Relays are not working correctly
Outputs (relays) in the milestone software have to be referenced to the hardware device/camera they belong to. Ensuring the output refers to the correct camera can be done as follows:
With a hardware device added.
Right click hardware output (in events and output) and select add new output:
If your desired output is already in the list, ensure that it is under the correct device (highlighted in blue - This shows output 1 belongs to hardware device 1). If you require a new output, select the device you wish to use a output on and select Add (highlighted in red):
Right click the camera of the hardware device (in this example, hardware device 1) and select properties:
From the properties menu select Output. Ensure that the output is associated with the camera (Highlighted in blue). Ensure that the output device is also contained in the manual activation section (highlighted in red).
Milestone will not connect for Alarms
It is possible for the Milestone device to not allow connection for alarm receiving. This can be seen in the health check interface mentioned above. A site in this state will constantly say "Connecting"
The cause of this is that Central has not been enabled inside Milestone.
To enable this log into the Milestone Management Application and Select Advanced Configuration>Central
Tick Enable Central
I am getting alarms like: Lost connection to device - ********** lost alarm connection.
If you are seeing this error followed by a reconnected message constantly, this usually indicates that the Milestone Event Server's Hard Disk space is either full or almost full
Cannot sync to Milestone
If you cannot sync to Milestone, or it syncs infinitely, it may be caused by the presence of a Professional slave server on the site. Should this be down, the systeminfo.xml may not be operational
Triggered events are not showing in Sureview
If you cannot see your triggered event within Sureview it maybe because it is not assigned as a source to a alarm on the Milestone server. There is a guide to do this can be found here.
Sync and Getconfig is missing cameras
Try manually deleting the cached "SystemInfo" xml files to force a refresh. To do this go to the ImmixCloud\Devices\MilestoneNative folder and delete all the "SystemInfo.xml" files (there will be multiple and they will have guids in the filename)
Live Cameras Not Working
Action 'DeviceConnect()' took too long
Check the systeminfo.xml file from the device servers
If the xml is taking longer to load than the device timeout it can cause a timeout error and the camera's won't load. Download the file manually and add it to the Milestone Device folder on all device tier servers.
If the xml file doesn't load at all Sureview won't be able to connect to the cameras (see the "Before you begin" section) - This is a key pre-requisite.